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Just wanted to keep my fellow riders informed just incase you haven't heard about it. There seems to be 3 recalls on our bikes....I found it on the NHTSA.gov website. Has anyone received any notifications about it?

Report Date : June 7, 2008 at 03:15 AM
Search Type : VEHICLE
Year : 2008
Make : KAWASAKI
Model : EX250J8F

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Make : KAWASAKI Model : EX250J8F Year : 2008
Manufacturer : KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. Mfr's Report Date : JAN 25, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V052000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 532
Summary:
KAWASAKI IS RECALLING 532 MY 2008 NINJA EX250J8F AND EX250J8FL MOTORCYCLES. THE TAIL LIGHT BULB MAY PREMATURELY FAIL.
Consequence:
INAPPROPRIATE LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY CREATING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TAIL LIGHT BULB FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 4, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KAWASAKI AT 866-802-9381.
Notes:
KAWASAKI RECALL NO. MC 08-01. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : KAWASAKI Model : EX250J8F Year : 2008
Manufacturer : KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. Mfr's Report Date : MAR 06, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V115000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1526
Summary:
KAWASAKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MY 2008 EX250J8F AND EX250J8FL MOTORCYCLES. THE FRONT BRAKE HOSE MAY BE DAMAGED OVER A LONG PERIOD OF USE. THE BRAKE HOSE TENDS TO DEFLECT FORWARD DURING SUSPENSION TRAVEL. THIS ALLOWS THE BRAKE HOSE TO CONTACT THE EDGE OF THE FRONT FORK OUTER TUBE.
Consequence:
OVER TIME, THIS CONTACT COULD DAMAGE THE BRAKE HOSE CAUSING THE BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK AND RESULTING IN A LACK OF FRONT BRAKE PERFORMANCE. THIS CAN CREATE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE HOSE BRACKET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KAWASAKI AT 1-866-802-9381.
Notes:
KAWASAKI RECALL NO. MC 08-06. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : KAWASAKI Model : EX250J8F Year : 2008
Manufacturer : KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. Mfr's Report Date : MAR 12, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V158000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 487
Summary:
KAWASAKI IS RECALLING 487 MY 2008 EX250J8F AND EX250J8FL MOTORCYCLES. AN ENGINE CRANKCASE VENT HOLE IN THE AIR FILTER BOX MAY BE BLOCKED. IF SO, AIR PRESSURE CAN BUILD UP INSIDE THE ENGINE, CAUSING THE CYLINDER HEAD COVER GASKET TO FAIL AND LEAK OIL.
Consequence:
IF ENOUGH OIL LEAKS FROM THE ENGINE, IT COULD DRIP OR SPRAY ONTO THE REAR TIRE. THIS CAN CREATE THE RISK OF A CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR THE AIR FILTER BOX AND REPLACE THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KAWASAKI AT 1-866-802-9381.
Notes:
KAWASAKI RECALL NO. MC 08-07. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
 

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It seems these recalls were in March. If I bought my bike in late May. Would these things be fixed by then? Or would Kawasaki continue to manufacture bikes with these problems? Can they...legally?
 

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You should be able to have your dealer run the VIN on it, and they could figure out if it's gonna need fixing.
 

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Don't be surprised if these problems exist in newer (and UK) bikes. Bought mine in December '08, tail light went within a week. Didn't know about this recall, but it was only £2 in Halfords and a 5 minute job replacing it.

Might get the others checked out actually.
 

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I put in what was labelled as my VIN in my warranty book. I'll have a look to see if there are any other numbers on it tomorrow as I can't really remember off the top of my head.
 

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It would be nice to get the TSB .pdf for these recalls. That vent hole in the airbox is kinda annoying me as I don't know what to look for... the brake line is easy to check onto.
 

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That noise can actually be countered, there's a how to on the forums somewhere if i'm not mistaken.

On that note, any of the '09's have that problem as well or have they taken care of it?
 
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